MTV will be rapping old-school again next month for one night only. TheWrap.com reports the network is planning to bring back the hip-hop show “Yo! MTV Raps!” for a one-off episode dubbed “Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts.”
The 30-minute retrospective is scheduled to air December 4th on MTV2 after the first-ever “Sucker Free Awards,” which start at 11:00 p.m. Eastern.
It will feature former hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre, as well as the artists behind three hip-hop classics — A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario,” Geto Boys’ “My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me,” and Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day.”
Some of today’s most popular emcees will also be taking part, including Wiz Khalifa, DJ Khaled, Questlove, Mac Miller, Common, Fat Joe and more.
Ed Lover calls it a “great moment to be reconnected with ‘Yo!,'” which originally aired from 1988 to 1995. He adds that looking back at the classic songs originally featured on the show makes it “clear that hip-hop would inevitably transcend distance and generations.”
Busta Rhymes is celebrating the signing of a new record deal. The hip-hop veteran has inked his name to a joint venture with Cash Money Records and Google Music. Busta tells MTV News that it’s an “unbelievably groundbreaking deal” that he’s “very proud” to be a part of. Busta’s first album with Cash Money and Google will be “E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2: End of the World.” The record has yet to receive a release date. Busta has, however, released the album’s first single, the Chris Brown-assisted “Why Stop Now.” READ MORE
Amber Rose was on the red carpet for the Soul Train Awards and shouted me out that she knew who I was and all about the site. Now that I’ve heard this all is right in the world! LOL!
On a more serious note though, she did dish about the fact that she is gearing up to drop an album. We heard at the MTV VMA’s that her and Wiz were in the studio playing around withaÂ few things but now it appears that things are shaping up. Not sure on when the the album will debut but I’m interested in seeing what Amber has to say. READ MORE
Erica Campbell of the powerhouseÂ gospel groupÂ Mary Mary announced at the Soul Train Awards that she is having a girl! This is her third child with her husband Warryn Campbell (who is a super producer!). Congratulations on the new baby! Although she was pregnant she looked every bit of fabulous!
Mary Mary also has some other big projects in the works. If you’re a fan of Mary Mary you will be happy to know that they will be debuting a new reality tv show soon. Their appearance at the Soul Train Awards will seen on the new reality tv show. As of now, I’m not sure on the specific details of what network the show will be on BUT do expect there to be plenty of drama. I’m personally excited to see it because this will be the FIRSY GOSPEL REALITY TV SHOW! No one else has done it yet and I’m sure their audience will appreciate it.
Check out more pictures of Erica and Tina looking gorgeous on the red carpet below!
This year I had the chance to drop by 3 of the biggest gifting suites Soul Train had to offer. At the suite I got the chance to speak with all types of new companies thatsÂ are promoting their new products. Just so yall know a Gifting suite is normally something that makers of award shows have to give all the celebrities that come to the award show a free gift.
I wasÂ trying to give people who have products free celebrity endorsement byÂ trying to get photos with celebs without the big celeb check LOL! …anyway at the gifting suite I got the opportunity to kick it with SWV, Dougie Fresh, Real Housewives of Atlanta Cynthia and her hubby Peter, The BraxtonÂ sistersÂ and more to name a few.
Just so yall know I get alot of the companies to give me free stuff to give away so stay tuned to see what you could win for free!!!!Â Look inside to see more photos from the event… READ MORE
What do Tyler Perry and Kim Kardashian have in common? They are always embroiled in some type of controversy. Perry for his movies and Kim for, well everything else. Once Perry announced that he had cast reality superstar Kim Kardashian as “Ava” in his upcoming flick, “The Marriage Counselor”, he received criticism from the public. Most especially from black women. In order to address the people who feel like he made the wrong decision, Tyler took to his personal website to express his continued support of Kim as well as offer insight into why he even chose her in the first place. Read on to see Tyler’s open letter READ MORE
New York Knicks Amare Stoudemire and New York native rapper Fabolous had a Vegas themedÂ birthday celebration in New York. The two held a joint party at Catch Roof and many of their celeb friends were in attendance such asÂ Russell Simmons,Â Emily B., Trey Songz, and Rocsi Diaz just to name a few. Check inside for more pictures from this extravagant event. READ MORE